Friday, January 27, 2017

Franck Muller Vanguard™ Skeleton Sapphire

Revealing the soul of its mechanism through the transparency of its sapphire case, the new Vanguard™ skeleton sapphire showcases its movement to the fullest. Innovation and expertise coupled with Haute Horlogerie traditions has enabled Franck Muller® to design this one-of-a-kind timepiece, achieving an unprecedented achievement.

Manufacturing sapphire watchcase of this kind requires a high degree of hand-finishing, high expertise and a unique savoir-faire. The case, bezel and back of this timepiece are milled from a single block of sapphire. It takes two months to machine the case and then two more to accomplish the polishing.
The high-tech transparent tonneau watchcase is emphasized by the architectural design of the white PVD skeleton dial, hand-chamfered to perfection. The perfectly integrated transparent strap attached to the glass case is totally invisible so that the skin of the wrist can be seen through it.

Taking a new direction with its minimalist style, the Vanguard skeleton sapphire offers a full visual access to its in-house manufactured movement.

Technical details
Model: V 45 T SQT SAPPHIRE

Movement
Calibre FM 2001
Manually wound mechanical movement
Dimensions of Movement: 21.90 x 29.40 and Height: 5.30 mm
Power Reserve: 60 hours
Frequency: 18’000 vibrations/ hour
Number of Components: 193
Number of Jewels: 21
Movement decoration: Satin-brushed, hand-chamfered

Display
Hours and minutes

Case
Sapphire
Case dimensions: 44.00 mm X 53.70 mm X 12.80 mm

Dial
White PVD openwork dial

Strap
Alligator strap

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